Mike Wallace and Ryan Tannehill aren’t wasting any time to boost their wide receiver-quarterback chemistry.
Wallace, who received 64 catches for 836 yards and eight touchdowns in the 2012 campaign, has been noted as one of the fastest and versatile targets in the league. But on Wednesday, the five-year receiver correlated his second-year quarterback with Ben Roethlisberger.
“It’s funny; they both played receiver at the beginning of college,” Wallace told reporters, according to The Miami Herald. “They both know what we [receivers] like to do out there, so the chemistry is there already. Both have strong arms. Ryan has a cannon, can really fling it.”
Tannehill, who compiled for a 76.1 quarterback rating while registering for 3,294 and 12 touchdowns in his rookie year, was a receiver in his first two years with the Texas A&M Aggies. The 6-foot-4 man under center has immensely grown out of his receiving days and becoming the franchise quarterback for the Miami Dolphins.
Roethlisberger has been characterized as a quarterback that loves to toss the pigskin down field. That being said, with the addition of — deep threat — Wallace to Joe Philbin‘s wide receiving corps, it’s time for the former Steeler to pass the reign to Tannehill.
Wallace’s comparison is by no means far-fetched, but will have to let his and Tannehill’s play do the chatter on the Sun Life Stadium grass come September. For now, these two are rapidly learning about each other.